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U.S. Releases First Photos Of 'Sophisticated Iranian Weapons' Seized En Route To Yemen

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Haaretz

U.S. Releases First Photos Of 'Sophisticated Iranian Weapons' Seized En Route To Yemen

'Significant hoard' captured in the Arabian Sea is further proof of Tehran's efforts to inflame conflict in the region, top U.S. official says

The U.S. State Department released Thursday photos of advanced missile parts believed to be linked to Iran from a boat stopped by the Navy in the Arabian Sea last month.

At a press briefing, U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said the parts seized on November 25 are likely further proof of Tehran's efforts to inflame conflict in the region.

"We interdicted a significant hoard of weapons and missile parts evidently of Iranian origin. The seizure includes sophisticated weapons," he said, adding that the vessel was reportedly heading to Yemen to deliver the weapons.

Read more: https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/iran/u-s-releases-photos-of-sophisticated-iranian-weapons-seized-en-route-to-yemen-1.8228564